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June 9, 2016

Walter E. Washington Convention Center | Washington, DC

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Stranded Intarsia (T201T)

Technique (Knitting)
Start: 12:00 p.m.
End: 3:00 p.m.
Room: 204A
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 20
Presenter: Kyle Kunnecke
Sponsor: TNNA

This class combines intarsia and Fair Isle techniques to produce patterns that change color vertically and horizontally. You’ll learn what makes a successful motif using this hybrid technique, and then you’ll knit a small sampler, using a provided motif or one of your own. At the end of this adventure, you’ll leave the class with a souvenir swatch to serve as inspiration for future projects.

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring four to eight skeins (partial skeins are fine) of different colors of worsted-weight yarn (at least one neutral), circular knitting needles appropriate for the yarn you have selected (I like to have a variety of needles with me when I’m creating a new design), stitch markers, pencil, stick ruler, measuring tape, calculator, sticky notes or magnetic board to keep your place on the chart, and your knitting bag filled with the usual treasures.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: None.

Spreadsheet Savvy (T202T)

Technique (Knitting)
Start: 12:00 p.m.
End: 3:00 p.m.
Room: 209B
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 25
Presenter: Edie Eckman
Sponsor: TNNA

Let your computer handle the math! Spreadsheets are perhaps the most powerful tool for a knitting-pattern writer or tech editor. In this hands-on introduction to spreadsheets, you'll use Microsoft Excel to learn the basics of how spreadsheets work: you’ll learn how to name cells, complete metric conversions, round numbers, and set up basic formulas that calculate stitches, rows, stitch multiples, and yarn amounts. You'll set up a powerful, multi-use calculator that can save you hours of work!

Technique: Knitting/Crochet
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring a Laptop (PC or Mac) loaded with Excel or OpenOffice Spreadsheet, power cord (if needed), and pencil and paper for taking notes.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: Students should be familiar with computer keyboard and mouse and have knowledge of basic math concepts as they apply to knitting. Make sure you know how to open and save an Excel or OpenOffice file, and check that you have the latest updates for your version of Excel. Watch and complete the two videos found at youtu.be/R-ozMRkqLDU and youtu.be/v9OjmrG_1Ew. You should be ready to turn on your computer and start using Excel when class begins

Altering Patterns for Size, Gauge, or Style (T203T)

Technique (Knitting)
Start: 12:00 p.m.
End: 3:00 p.m.
Room: 209C
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 20
Presenter: Kira Dulaney
Sponsor: TNNA

It can be hard to find the right pattern for your yarn, body, and fashion sense. In this class you’ll learn how to make common alterations to a pattern, and you’ll work through adjusting a pattern you’d like to adapt to a different size, gauge, or style. This class is open to both knitters and crocheters.

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring a pattern to alter for size, gauge, or style (not all three).
Material Fee: None.
Homework: None.

Get Squared Crochet Magic (T204T)

Technique (Crochet)
Start: 12:00 p.m.
End: 6:00 p.m.
Room: 203A
Mbr: $100.00
Non: $120.00
Max: 26
Presenter: Jenny King
Sponsor: Jenny King Designs Pty. Ltd.

Learn how to make a top-down garment guaranteed to fit you the first time, every time. With Get Squared™ you only need to know how to crochet a granny square; you’ll dispense with the pattern, throw the gauge swatch away, and jump right in to start a garment with no seaming. Trust Jenny King’s 30 years of teaching crochet, and learn skills that will get crocheters to spend money in your shop and knitters to churn through their yarn. Come, make friends, learn something new, and turn this into an ongoing class in your store that will sell yarn and create new customers.

Technique: Crochet
Skill Level: Beginner
Supplies: Students should bring a tape measure and pen, 1000 yards of any weight yarn, and a J hook.
Material Fee: $5.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Ikat Knitting and More! (T205T)

Technique (Knitting)
Start: 12:00 p.m.
End: 6:00 p.m.
Room: 203B
Mbr: $100.00
Non: $120.00
Max: 25
Presenter: Laura Bryant
Sponsor: TNNA

Learn ikat knitting by making a simple one-skein cowl that will become a store sample when you’re finished. Once the cowl is established, you'll spend time sampling and swatching other hand-dyed yarns to learn how diverse the magic number technique can be.

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring three to four needles (size range 6 to 10), scissors, stitch markers, and a tapestry needle.
Material Fee: $20.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Creating Diagrams and Stitch Guides Using Microsoft Office (T206T)

Technique (Other)
Start: 12:00 p.m.
End: 6:00 p.m.
Room: 208A
Mbr: $100.00
Non: $120.00
Max: 8
Presenter: Cynthia Thomas
Sponsor: TNNA

Do you want to learn how to create computer-generated diagrams and professional-looking stitch guides? This is the class for you! Students must be familiar with Microsoft Office and have basic computer skills.

Technique: Other
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Supplies: Students should bring a laptop loaded with Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, or 2013 and a pencil and paper for taking notes.
Material Fee: $10.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

Summer Stumpwork Wreath (T207T)

Technique (Needlepoint)
Start: 12:00 p.m.
End: 6:00 p.m.
Room: 209A
Mbr: $100.00
Non: $120.00
Max: 25
Presenter: Kelly Clark
Sponsors: TNNA, Lee's Needle Arts/Colonial Needle, Rainbow Gallery, and Planet Earth Fiber

This lovely summer wreath has fabulous dimension created by unique stumpwork techniques. Students will learn picot needle weaving, needle lace, needle felting, ribbon work, and applique techniques. This is the first piece in Kelly's next retailer club, premiering at the market. You’ll be creating a model piece in order to promote/sell the club in your shop.

Technique: Needlepoint
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring tacks, edging tape, and 9x9-inch stretcher bars. Students should also bring any other stitching aids they wish to use: table stands, laying tools, or special lights. All other materials and supplies will be provided.
Material Fee: $20.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: None.

"Gauge" Your Customer’s Success! (T302T)

Technique (Knitting)
Start: 3:30 p.m.
End: 6:30 p.m.
Room: 204B
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 40
Presenter: Patty Lyons
Sponsor: TNNA

Teach your staff to look beyond the ball band to really understand what can make gauge work, and make sure your customers don’t spend time knitting a sweater that doesn’t fit! You’ll learn how to properly knit a gauge swatch and measure it successfully. You’ll learn how to swatch flat for in-the-round patterns; how to adjust a pattern size; and why unblocked, blocked, and hung gauge matters. There's a lot of misinformation on the web—help your customers understand the simple math they need, so they never declare again, “But you said this yarn would work!”

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Supplies: Students should bring light-colored, worsted-weight or chunky yarn (gauge 14–16 stitches per 4 inches)—no novelty yarn and no textured yarn; US size 9–11 needles and hooks (the sizes you used to make your swatches); double-pointed needle in a small size or a tapestry needle; tape measure or ruler; calculator; paper; and pen.
Material Fee: $1.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: Cast on 24 stitches, knit in stockinette for 5 inches—no garter edge. Optional: On circular needle, cast on 24 stitches. Row 1: K2 tbl, P2, K16, P2, K2 tbl. Do not bind off swatches. Put both swatches on a stitch holder, or leave them on a needle. Leave plenty of yarn attached to these swatches—you’ll be working them.

Creating a Cohesive Calendar (T303B)

Business
Start: 3:30 p.m.
End: 6:30 p.m.
Room: 204C
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 40
Presenter: Gwen Bortner
Sponsor: TNNA

Do you have an events calendar? Yes! Do you have a marketing calendar? Well . . . sort of . . . Do you have an editorial calendar? I don't even know what that is! Learn the definitions and key information for each of these calendars. You’ll learn which items go where and how much detail each requires. You’ll then learn how to merge them to support one another and form the basis of an effective marketing plan. Planning takes a little bit of effort, but it simplifies the day-to-day activities surrounding your business. One combined calendar is the key!

Business
Skill Level: For All Skill Levels
Supplies: Students should bring a pen or pencil and the homework.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: Bring your existing calendars (schedules) for events, marketing efforts or editorial plans for up to one year out, and a calendar in whatever format you utilize (paper or electronic).

Meet Your New BFF: Knit Companion (T304B)

Business
Start: 3:30 p.m.
End: 6:30 p.m.
Room: 206
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 50
Presenter: Heidi Sunday
Sponsors: Create 2 Thrive, Plymouth Yarns

Smarter crafters are fearless and buy more projects! The Knit Companion is a revolutionary app for the iPad that allows you to take control of your patterns. Organize and manipulate your patterns to work the way you want to knit, crochet, tat, and weave. With the Knit Companion, all your patterns are in one place—no more printing, loose pages, highlighters, magnifiers, or confusion! People who use Knit Companion never want to go back to the dark ages of paper patterns. Learn all the basics from a certified Knit Companion instructor, and become a Knit Companion shop.

Business
Skill Level: Beginner
Supplies: Students should bring a Wi-Fi capable iPad (iOS version 8.3 or higher) with Knit Companion installed, purchased, and registered.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: None.

Advanced Canvas Work Embroidery Techniques with Specialty Threads I (T305T)

Technique (Embroidery)
Start: 3:30 p.m.
End: 6:30 p.m.
Room: 208B
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 15
Presenter: Lamora Haidar
Sponsor: Access Commodities

For the past five years, Access Commodities has been bringing to the US market a range of extraordinary embroidery threads recreated from 17th century examples. Let’s pull back the curtain of the past by learning how to use these materials to create texture and beauty for today’s needleworker. Some of the techniques you may already know, but the threads will increase your stitch/design repertoire, because the finished look will be different. There will also be class discussion about thread construction. Please note: This is a class for advanced needleworkers only.

Technique: Embroidery
Skill Level: Advanced
Supplies: Students should bring one Bohin mechanical chalk pencil with gray lead, metal thread scissors, Chenille needles (Sizes 20, 22, and 24), tapestry needles (sizes 22 and 24), laying tool, and any other stitching supplies you would like to use.
Material Fee: $85.00 (Please pay instructor onsite; correct change is appreciated.)
Homework: Prepare one 12-inch piece of canvas mounted on stretcher bars. The surface must be taut. Baste the canvas into four quadrants.

Set-In Sleeves: The Knitter's Way (T306T)

Technique (Knitting)
Start: 3:30 p.m.
End: 6:30 p.m.
Room: 209C
Mbr: $65.00
Non: $85.00
Max: 25
Presenter: Rick Mondragon
Sponsor: XRX, Inc.

Making a set-in sleeve for a garment is often considered quite difficult, but it need not be. In this class, Rick will present the proportions used in the patterns in Knitter's magazine. Here’s a chance to learn how to design, alter, and execute a well-fitting armhole for your customers, custom orders, patterns, and yourself.

Technique: Knitting
Skill Level: Intermediate
Supplies: Students should bring class swatches with accompanying yarns, needles, darning needle, scissors, needle gauge, ruler, and calculator.
Material Fee: None.
Homework: Complete two worsted-weight stockinette swatches: 60 stitches wide by 4 inches high—leave stitches on needles. Complete one worsted-weight swatch: 30 stitches wide by 4 inches high in any stitch of your choice—leave stitches on needles. Complete one sport- or DK-weight swatch: 4x4 inches—leave stitches on needles.

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